Bulging Through

I can’t blame the two dudes admiring/ogling at Angelo Cacciatore’s fine physical features. Ten years ago, the Italian ballet dancer was topping the odds to be the Mossimo winner (he was co-first runner-up with Geron Chang -read story and comments here and here –¬† to Jiro Shirakawa). This year, he’s gearing up to be the Century Tuna Superbods winner. Will he make it on finals night?


Suddenly, he’s all over television commercials! Mossimo 2009 first runner-up Angelo Cacciatore is getting noticed yet again, as he headlines major TVCs of late. This cute Filipino-Italian – who also does runways and fashion editorials – is also a ballet dancer, perfecting his craft in Italy for eight years before coming home to the Philippines to pursue his showbiz dreams.


While we’re on the topic of Mossimo, the 2009 Mossimo Bikini Summit was a merry mix of runners-up. The winner Jiro Shirakawa, of course, was expected as it was buzzed around even before the finals night then that he’d get the top prize. What was interesting was the proclamation of two first runners-up. Dancer Angelo Cacciatore [above] was declared first runner-up during the contest.

Model and varsity baller Geron Lontoc was not named as one of the runners-up during the contest. [He was reportedly seen bawling back stage right after the proclamation, as he was promised a slot in the winners circle]. A week after the finals night, in a post-pageant party Geron was subsequently proclaimed by the organizers as the first runner-up. Angelo was not present at that time. So that made two first runners-up in the competition.

Dirrrty Dancer

Ballet dancer and male mod Angelo Cacciatore is down and dirty! Well, almost. This cute Filipino-Italian is one of the busiest models around town lately – he’s in fashion editorials, runways and TVCs. His stint at the Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 surely opened doors to him in the modeling industry. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if he makes the transition to showbiz, that is, with his sing-and-dance routine, soon.


This picture seems odd because apparently this is the official photo of the winners of the 2009 Mossimo Bikini Summit held months back. Of course, the winner – Jiro Shirakawa is in front of the pack. Angelo Cacciatore [second from right], who was declared first runner-up, is right behind Jiro. The second runner-up announced that night was Mark Manicad [rightmost]. And Geron Lontoc [leftmost] is also in the picture, literally and figuratively. Geron was not proclaimed as one of the runners-up during the contest. Reportedly, he was seen bawling back stage after the winners were called, expecting that he will get one of the top prizes. In a post-pageant party held to mark Jiro’s birthday, Geron was subsequently proclaimed by the organizers as the first runner-up. Angelo was not present at that time. So that makes two first runners-up, I think. If you ask me, I’m a bit addled, too.

Geron and Angelo

These guys are my top bets in Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 – Geron Lontoc [left] and Angelo Cacciatore. The Mossimo finals, which was originally set last Saturday in Boracay was re-scheduled to 23 May 2009 at the Skydome of SM North EDSA. ¬†Tickets are free, provided you get them now as they are on a first-come, first-served basis. I’m betting on tall and sexy Geron to win this one, and Angelo as an alternative choice for the title. See you all there on finals night!

Angelo Cacciatore, dancer.

In the heart-warming movie Billy Elliot, the 11-year-old protagonist pursues his passion for dancing the ballet and declares that he’s not a “poof” – it’s just that dancing is “like electricity, electricity!” Our entry for today is not a poof either but he’s as graceful and nimble as a seasoned ballet dancer. Angelo Cacciatore is a ballet dancer who studied his craft in Italy for eight years before coming home to the Philippines. He is one-half Filipino and one-half Italian, and he’s here to stay to pursue his love for dancing. In between the pas de valse and the pas marche, he has appeared in tv commercials and fashion shows, e.g. the Bench show held this year, as one of the underwear models,